On Tuesday 29th May our film will be Breathe, starring Claire Foy and Andrew Garfield, who plays Robin Cavendish, a man with his whole life ahead of him before he is cruelly paralysed by polio at the age of 28. Given only three months to live, he defies medical experts by becoming one of the longest-living polio survivors in Great Britain.
Screenings are currently held in Dersingham Social Club, Lynn Rd. Tickets £5 on the door, including tea or coffee. Other drinks, including wine and beer, available to buy. Doors open at 6.45pm and the screening begins at 7.30pm.
Any profits from the Dersingham Village Cinema go towards our fund to help build and equip the new Village Centre. Films are shown in the Dersingham Social Club on the last Tuesday in the month.
Our next presentation is one of two films about the great Winston Churchill that are doing the rounds at the moment. Churchill stars Brian Cox as the great man, ably assisted by Miranda Richardson as his wife. Once again the focus is on the dark days of World War II and upon Churchill’s weighty words that galvanise the nation into action.
The Social Club is in Lynn Road almost opposite the Coop supermarket. Doors open at 6.45 and screenings begin at 7.30. The £5 admission includes free tea or coffee and there is also a licensed bar. The date is Tuesday 30th January – don’t miss a good film and the chance to support our fundraising!
We’re still raising money, so that we can equip the new Village Centre with all the goodies that a new hall needs. Just to update everyone, our lottery grant and other finances are in place, although there are a few i’s to be dotted and t’s to be crossed before we can actually start building. At the moment we hope to begin construction in October, but we’ll give a more accurate start date as soon as we can.
Meanwhile, please keep supporting our Village Centre Lottery and other fundraising events. The village cinema has moved to the Dersingham Social Club until the new hall is ready, and you can see details of the next couple of films from the posters here. A little later in the year we are holding a Ceilidh and Barn Dance on 4th November. All the profits from the cinema and the dance will go to Village Centre funds, so put the dates in your diary now. Thanks!
Our quiz night on the 3rd January was a great success, with over £500 being raised towards the cost of our new Village Centre. We’ve already raised around £5000 in the last few months, but we need more, as we aim to start building in the coming Summer. Please help us and support our fundraising events, there’ll be more of them coming up soon. Meanwhile, if you would like to help in other ways, by joining the Village Centre Lottery, or buying bricks or roof tiles for the new building, you can find all the necessary information on our Fundraising page on the main website. Thanks!
Looking a little further ahead, you’ll find the posters for both our January and February Village Cinema Screenings below. Don’t miss them.
The Fashion Parade fundraiser held on Friday 18th November was a great success and a big thank you to everyone involved. We still need to push ahead with raising the necessary funds to make our new Village Centre reality, so there are more events on the horizon where you can help, and have a great evening too!
On Friday 25th November the Village Cinema will be screening the recent Jungle Book film, the acclaimed remake of the Disney classic. A cottage pie supper before the film is included in the ticket price of £10, so don’t miss this festive event. Tickets must be pre-bought, from the Parish Council Office, or from Tom Morris 01485 541450, or Vanessa Blyth 01485 544866, or Sue Payne 01485 540538.
Just edging into the New Year, we will be holding a fundraising quiz evening at 7.30pm on Tuesday 3rd January. Tickets are £3 on the door, or why not make a team with a maximum of six quizzers for £15. Refreshments will be available.
Both these events are held in St Nicholas Church Hall, opposite St Nicholas church.
Our July screening at the Dersingham Village Cinema will be West Side Story, a classic tale of romance and tragedy, loosely based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, but set in the gritty surroundings of 1950’s New York. It’s certainly one of the great musical films of the 20th Century and one not to be missed.
Friday 29th July, doors open at 6.45pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets at £5 are available on the door and include one free drink. All profits from the Village Cinema go to raise funds for the new Village Centre.
Please note that West Side Story replaces the planned screening of Eddie the Eagle.
Our popular screenings of films that may not be the very latest releases, but they are ones that many of you have asked for, continue on Friday 24th June 2016. 7.30pm at St Nicholas Church Hall, doors open 6.45pm.
The film is A Royal Night Out, which is described as a grown up fairy tale for those whose hearts go pitter-pat at the mere mention of anything to do with the Royal Family! On V.E. Day in 1945, as peace extends across Europe, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret are allowed out to join the celebrations. It is a night full of excitement, danger and the first flutters of romance.
As with all Village Cinema events, any profit will go to the fund for the new Dersingham Village Centre.
As there have been one or two changes to the programme, here are the posters for the next three Village Cinema showings. We are sorry that A Walk in the Woods will not now be shown, due to the very high cost of the necessary licence.
Two great films coming up soon at the Dersingham Village Cinema. In April ‘A Walk in the Woods’ tells the tale of writer Bill Bryson’s trek along the Appalachian Trail, accompanied by a rather accident prone friend. If you’ve read any of Bryson’s books you will know that this is going to be hilarious, and it is. Plus it stars Robert Redford, what more needs to be said! But sorry, we are not now going to show it because the distributor wants too much money.
If historical drama is more your cup of tea then don’t miss Brooklyn, showing on Friday 29th April. The film stars Saoirse Ronan and Julie Walters, with Ronan narrowly missing out on the best actress Oscar this year. Set in 1952, it tells the story of a young Irish woman’s immigration to Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within them for her. This was originally scheduled for 27th May but will now be shown on the 29th April. The May film will be the Bond spectacular, Spectre.
Both films start at 7.30pm, and proceeds from ticket sales will be shared between St Nicholas Church and the new Village Centre fund.
The village cinema continues to be popular, and as well as providing a service to the community it is also a source of revenue which will go towards the development of the new Dersingham Village Centre and Village Hall.
The next film to be shown is definitely one with a Christmas theme – the Dickens tale of Scrooge. A golden oldie starring some great names from the past, Sir Michael Hordern, George Cole and Alistair Sim.
The projector will roll at 7.30pm on Friday December 2015 and as usual the cinema will be in St Nicholas church hall. Do try and support these events, because each one brings the finishing line for our fundraising a little closer.
Following hard on Scrooge’s heels is not only the ghost of Marley but no less than Cinderella! On Saturday 12th December at 3pm the village cinema will feature this classic tale in a film starring Kate Blanchett as the eponymous heroine.
A film for all the family, so don’t miss this afternoon treat.